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The Fall Of The Soviet Union

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Published on Dec 25, 2016

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After a period called "The Era of Stagnation", the Soviet Union came to an end. So what led to its demise?

Learn More:
The Guardian: Mikhail Gorbachev: I should have abandoned the Communist party earlier
https://www.theguardian.com/world/201...

BBC: Perestroika: Reform that changed the world
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-...

History Channel: Perestroika and Glasnost
http://www.history.com/topics/cold-wa...

Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Vorsprung"

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Written by: Jules Suzdaltsev
Edited by: Caoimhe Carty
Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis

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